Ghost Allusions, Definition, Citation, Reference, Information - Allusion to Ghost

  1. Akakyevich, Akakii his ghost steals coats off people’s backs. [Russ. Lit.: Gogol The Overcoat]
  2. Alfonso the murdered prince returns as a ghost to frustrate the usurper and proclaim the true heir. [Br. Lit.: Walpole The Castle of Otranto in Magill I, 124]
  3. Alonzo the Brave appears as ghost to lover. [Br. Lit.: “Alonzo the Brave” in Walsh Modern, 14]
  4. Andrea ghost returns to the Spanish court to learn of the events that followed his death. [Br. Drama: The Spanish Tragedy in Magill II, 990]
  5. Angels of Mons a spectral army of angels that supposedly came between German and British forces (1914). [Br. and Fr. Hist.: Wallechinsky, 447]
  6. Banquo his ghost appears to Macbeth at a banquet, sitting in Macbeth’s own seat. [Br. Drama: Shakespeare Macbeth]
  7. Bhta haunter of cemeteries; attendant of Shiva. [Hindu Myth.: Parrinder, 45]
  8. Blithe Spirit ghost of witty first wife returns to mock her husband and his second wife. [Br. Drama: Noel Coward Blithe Spirit in On Stage, 236]
  9. Caesar’s ghost warns Brutus that he and Caesar will meet, again at Phillipi. [Br. Lit.: Shakespeare Julius Caesar]
  10. Canterville ghost after haunting an English house for three centuries, disappeared forever when new American owners refused to take him seriously. [Br. Lit.: Oscar Wilde “The Canterville Ghost”]
  11. Casper meek little ghost who desires only to make friends. [Am. Comics: “Casper the Friendly Ghost” in Horn, 162]
  12. Devil and Daniel Webster, The Webster defends his client before a jury of the ghosts of American villains. [Am. Lit.: Haydn & Fuller, 382]
  13. Drury Lane Theater Ghost said to bring great acting success to those who see it. [Br. Folklore: Wallechinsky, 446]
  14. Epworth Poltergeist supposedly invaded the house of Rev. Samuel Wesley. [Am. Folklore: Wallechinsky, 446]
  15. Flying Dutchman ghost ship off Cape of Good Hope; sighting it forbodes disaster. [Folklore: Brewer Note-Book, 335]
  16. Ghost and Mrs. Muir, The New England cottage haunted by the spirit of its 19th-century owner. [Am. TV: Terrace]
  17. Ghost Goes West, The merry Scottish ghost follows his castle when it is moved to America. [Am. Cinema: Halliwell]
  18. Ghost of Charles Rosmer, the itinerant peddler returns to the property where he was murdered. [Folklore: Wallechinsky, 446]
  19. Ghost of Christmas Past, the Scrooge’s first monitor; spirit presenting past. [Br. Lit.: A Christmas Carol]
  20. Ghost of Christmas Present, the Scrooge’s second monitor; spirit presenting present. [Br. Lit.: A Christmas Carol]
  21. Ghost of Christmas Yet to Come, the Scrooge’s third monitor; spirit presenting future. [Br. Lit.: A Christmas Carol]
  22. Ghost of Hamlet’s Father, the appears to the prince, states he was murdered by Claudius and demands revenge. [Br. Lit.: Hamlet]
  23. Ghost’s Walk, the spirit and step of Lady Morbury Dedlock. [Br. Lit.: Bleak House]
  24. Glas, Bodach ghostly bearer of evil tidings. [Br. Lit.: Waverley]
  25. Headless Horseman, the phantom who scares Ichabod Crane out of his wits. [Am. Lit.: The Legend of Sleepy Hollow and Other Stories]
  26. Homunculus formless spirit of learning. [Ger. Lit.: Faust]
  27. Kirby, George and Marian ghosts who occupy Topper’s house. [TV: “Topper” in Terrace II, 381]
  28. Ligeia months after her own death and the narrator’s remarriage, she materializes upon the death of his second wife. [Am. Lit.: Poe Ligeia]
  29. Marley the friendly ghost who helps Ebenezer Scrooge become more benevolent. [Br. Lit.: A Christmas Carol]
  30. Mauthe Doog ghostly black spaniel that haunted Peel Castle. [Br. Folklore: Benét, 649]
  31. Morland, Catherine terrified by imagined ghosts at the medieval abbey where she is a guest. [Br. Lit.: Northanger Abbey in Benét, 720]
  32. Nighe, Bean ghost of a woman who died in childbirth. [Scot. Folklore: Briggs, 15–16]
  33. Phantom of the Opera, The deformed man haunts opera house for vengeance. [Am. Cinema: Halliwell, 562]
  34. Phantom, The mysterious, ghostlike foe of injustice in a mythical African-Asian country. [Am. Comics: Horn, 551]
  35. Quint, Peter and Miss Jessel former lovers return to haunt house. [Am. Lit.: The Turn of the Screw]
  36. Richard III visited by the ghosts of all his victims. [Br. Lit.: Shakespeare Richard III]
  37. Ruddigore the ghosts of his ancestors confront the current baronet and change his life. [Br. Opera: Gilbert and Sullivan Ruddigore]
  38. Samuel his spirit appears to Saul through the witch of Endor. [O.T.: I Samuel 28:24]
  39. Short Hoggers of Whittinghame ghost of baby murdered by his mother cannot rest because he is “nameless.” [Br. Folklore: Briggs, 363–364]
  40. Topper house he purchases is haunted by the young couple who owned it previously and their dog. [Am. Lit., Cin., TV: Topper in Halliwell, 718]
  41. Vermilion Phantom ghost rumored to have appeared at various times in French history, such as before deaths of Henry IV and Napoleon. [Fr. History: Wallechinsky, 445]
  42. White House Ghost several people supposedly saw Abraham Lincoln’s ghost there. [Am. Folklore: Wallechinsky, 447]
  43. White Lady ghost seen in different castles and palaces belonging to Prussia’s royal family. [Prussian Folklore: Brewer Hand-book, 1207]
  44. White Lady of Avenel “a tutelary spirit.” [Br. Lit.: The Monastery, Brewer Handbook, 1208]
  45. White Lady of Ireland the domestic spirit of a family; intimates approaching death with shrieks [Irish Folklore: Brewer Handbook, 1208]
  46. Wild Huntsman spectral hunter with dogs who frequents the Black Forest. [Ger. Folklore: Brewer Handbook, 1207]